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    March 3, 2014
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this is mike huckabee from new york. good night, god bless and stay tuned for justice with judgez z on fox news channel. have a great day. >> bye, everybody. on the buzz beater this sunday, joe biden starts dropping hints about running for president no matter what hillary clinton does and gets a warm welcome from the media. for vice president? say thank you. >> oh, i'd love that. >> but is there enough skepticism about biden? he will be 74 at election time and is it fair for pundit toes point out that hillary will turn 69 just before the election? stephen colbert makes fun of me for daring to raise the question. >> i know it's rude to talk about a woman's age, but that's not what i am doing. i am talking about people talking about other people
talking about other people talking about a woman's age. that's called journalism. >> nice try, stephen. i'll respond to the libale by this comedian. did he shoot himself in the foot? plus, the latest on how the military is covering media showdown between russia and the ukraine. i'm howard kurtz, and this is media buzz. we'll get to the tense situation in ukraine in a few moments. the vice president of the united states hits the television circuit this week and the inevitable 2016 questions were asked. >> you've been very open about talking about 2016 and considering what you're going to do. where are you in your thought process? what are you taking into account? >> well, you know, i was planning on making a major
announcement tonight, but i decided tonight is your night. >> thank you. >> and so -- >> thank you. >> and then it was off to "the view" where biden had the fun with the soon-to retire barbara walters. >> do not expect you to come on this program and announce that you're going to run for president. i won't object if you want to. do you want to? >> i'll tell you what, make you a deal. if you stick around, i will announce my decision with you. >> if hillary does not run, will you -- you have said that if she runs for president, you will not run. >> no, i haven't. no. >> so how are the media covering this dance? joining us now, lauren ashburn, amy holmes, and dana millbanks, columnist for "the washington post." so what do you make of these headlines, biden may run if hillary doesn't? >> he needs to stay relevant, he needs to keep his options open,
but he's not going to run if hillary clinton does run. you know, i think that this might be his last campaign, 2014, and that he needs to be a part of it. >> so why are the media buying into this? or are they? >> you know, that's a really good question. better. i think we all know that the people who seem like they're campaigning are the ones who probably aren't campaigning and the ones who aren't campaigning right now may be the ones who will be campaigning. >> it was said the white house had vanished by doing national media for a long time. seth myers went on that show, but he didn't exactly get tough questions on the view, biden. >> do democrats generally get tough questions on "the view"? he's vice president of the united states. he did get criticism, however, for panders to women on the view. i didn't agree with that criticism. i think we know the vice president has a hokie folky way
of trying to ingratiate himself. it's sort of like washington seems to regard him as old uncle joe and biden gets a pass. >> when he misspeaks, he said the cbo, congressional budget office, predicted obamacare would cost 2,000 jobs, not 2 million. >> just a few zeros. give the guy a break. he's getting on in years, howie. are we allowed to talk about a man's age? >> apparently not. >> i was kidding. but look, i think we're in the stage now where we in the media don't want hillary to run away with the democratic nomination. we need to build up challengers. and i don't think people think joe biden, a, is going to run or, b, if he does run will be a viable challenger to hillary. so this is the time when we build up candidates. and if he gets built up, we knock him down. >> i am stubbed that you're suggesting we are artificially injecting excitement in the
race. >> manipulating? >> now, is it fair to talk about a man's age? i did a story for special report this week about growing issues about hillary clinton's age. stephen colbert decided to take me on. >> fox news has uncovered a bombshell of a lifetime. howard kurtz looks like controversial question of how old is too old. the age question is growing louder than a whisper, raised by former candidate and now fox news mike huck kaby. >> look, she's going to be at acknowledge age where it's going to be a challenge for her. >> if hillary clinton is the democratic nomination for president, she'll turn 69 just before the election. >> fox news is ready to forget that in the 2016 presidential election hillary clinton will be two years older. i mean, 69? that is old, like old, old. >> listen, colbert, i asked whether it was fair for xhen
taters to harp on her age. i get guess that was too nuance for your black and white view of the world. and you mentioned ronald reagan's age when he took office. i played a clip of the gipper, which is more than you did. so, look, even fake anchors should have standards. you, sir, were not even truthy. and if you want to invite me on your show to talk about it -- >> that's what this is about, kurtz. >> he took me on. >> xwrae, but you didn't have to take him on. charlie cook wrote the national journal is hillary clinton too old to run noting at the end of her first term, she would be 73. some people are saying this is sexist. >> big deal. she's a candidate for president, or potentially, if you want to go there. but, you know, it doesn't matter. it doesn't matter. everybody knows what her age is. it should be talked about, as should her record with benghazi as should her time as the first
lady as should be her time with white water. right? it's all part of the narrative. >> and no, it's not sexist. as we know, some questions were raised about ronald reagan, about john mccain back in 2008, and dana on this very show about joe biden. clearly, it's equal opportunity when it comes to the age question. >> and don't forget bob dole. >> right. bob dole. and also in the magazine profile of the president, one of his inner circle raises the question of hillary clinton's health. so this is coming from the democratic side of the ledger. >> i disagree, howie, i think you made a rookie mistake and as you get older with more experience you're not going to make that mistake again. >> all right. well, i'll try to bring a young person's dedication and intensity to the game here. >> and that may not be you. >> thanks for join pointing that out. you mentioned hillary clinton's health. we have no reason to believe at this point that she's having any health problems. she obviously had that concussion more than a year ago. so i see this banner headlines on drugs.
is she sick? and it links to a story in the daily caller website that says whispers persist, hillary won't run, health may be worse than disclosed. the sorry site's rumors, national inquirer her's piece saying she had brain cancer. >> i think anybody who doesn't like hillary is going to use whatever they can to make their case and this is a case in point. >> some on the right, this caller article says have been convincing themselves that hillary is not going to run. would you broadcast anything like that? >> if you don't know for a fact that she is ill or that she has any issues. but the hillary camp has been a bit cagey about the health issues. in terms of when she was in the hospital or explaining this. even joe biden's camp has raised the health questions. so it's not just coming from the right and it is a legitimate question if there's something there, but we simply don't know at this point. >> well, the -- >> and by the way, the national
enquirer was right about john edwards and o.j. >> the national enquirer has been right about a number of scandals, but not about her alleged brain cancer. and the caller, to its credit, did quote a clinton spokesperson who said very canny of you to ask, she's fine. we're going to see more of these papers with all kinds of advice to hillary about the media going back into the 1990s, don't be defensive, seem real, we should tell anecdote that's humanize her, make her look like she isn't in a bunker mentality. how relevant is that today? >> the news that she could be considering going on to home improvement is silly. thousands of pages coming out on. everybody is looking for that needle in the haystack. this didn't really come up with anything. this is stuff that happened 20 years ago. >> i would argue that diane
blair's notes, which came out earlier from sitting in the university of arkansas archives where she said that the press has big egos and no brains is more important than what her advisers are saying she should do. >> which part of that is not true? >> what's fascinating about this is how the press glommed on to the stories about how hillary linked on to the press, it reminds me of middle school enemies and asking each other, how do i look? was she talking about me? all these stories were really about hillary clinton and hillary and the press. >> there is another point to this, which says this makes hillary clinton look old. she has been around for a long, long time as this points out. she has been through many different campaigns. and nico mallet wrote a book, he's a social media guru, in which he said that big isn't big any more and that if you are a candidate who has all of this
experience, then you probably aren't going hit it with the internet age. >> well, i just think that the idea that politicians get advice from their aides on how to deal with the press, what politician doesn't do that? and everybody wants to seem real. >> but she seems to struggle with it a bit more according to her own campaign. >> well, in the 2008 campaign, that's something she dealt with. i want to squeeze in one more topic and that is bill o'reiley went to the white house this week. he went there in support of an initiative by the president to want something called my brother's keepers, aimed at helping young black men dealing with the problem of dysfunctional families and out of wedlock babies, kind of an odd couple, isn't it? o'reiley and al sharpton is in the same room, we must have some unity here. >> the lion can lie down with the lamb. i'm not sure which is which. this harkens back to me the president obama that i think was the person who burst on the national stage in 2004 who appealed to both sides of the
aisle. >> talk about it in terms of o'reiley's involvement. >> fox is not the president's favorite network. a lot of people would be surprised that he's showing up and having valerie jarrett on his show. >> i think it's a mutually beneficial relationship. standing next to the president raises bill o'reiley's profile. >> a few weeks after what was quite a hostile interview bill o'reiley did with the president. >> hostile or contentious? >> i'll give you contentious. i think they're both saying we're grownups here and we know we're both playing our roles in that interview and now we're going to find a common cause. >> didn't you get into a little trouble for -- >> i believe i would called by mr. o'reiley a weasel beneath attempt as opposed to the contemptible type. >> i think o'reiley took a risk here because a lot of the fox news audience does not like president obama and he was willing to say i will work with
him on this issue. a lot of people will say this is a no good big government issue. i think it was interesting that bill o'reiley was there. let me get a break. send us a tweet during this hour. and check out our new home page when we come back, the media scramble to cover russia's mimt march into ukraine and president obama's response. later, how piers morgan talked himself out of a job.
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in the crimea section of ukraine. the "new york times" and cnn have a lot of -- are built for this international story. msnbc showed once again it's not really a news channel. it's been in taped programming much of the weekend. overall, there are few journalistic boots on the ground. i think the situation is murky and that makes it hard to cover. >> it is hard to cover unless you're covering it through social media. but i think this is going to be one of the biggest tests of president obama's career as president. and that the coverage that we're seeing is not as big as maybe arab spring and maybe because it broke on a saturday. yesterday was the day and there weren't a lot of people in the news room. i think you'll see a lot more on monday. but i also think our appetite for international news has not, as an american people, always been as strong. >> that is certainly true because the situation with the coup or the toppling of the
prime minister in ukraine certainly has been brewing for some time now. and it's been covered, but it hasn't been a dominating story. now, the white house put out this photo. we could put it up on the screen as president obama having what was described as a 90-minute phone call with vladimir putin, part of his effort to show he's on the job. but i wonder, amy, whether you think the way the media have gone to the default position, that this is either obama being strong or obama being weak, let's debate barack obama rather than keeping the focus on a dicey, military situation in ukraine. >> i think the media has been chewing gum and walking at the same time and giving a lot of in-depth, specific information about the crisis. now that vladimir putin has stepped in. when it was the ukraine, sort of civil unrest, we saw spotty coverage. but now that vladimir putin, the big russian bear, has rolled in his military, i think the media is framing this in the context of president obama, his response, whether it will be
muscular or weak and dana millburn's paper has been pretty tough on the president saying we neat the rhetoric to hit the road on this, mr. president. this comes in the context of the president bumbling syria. it's a test of the president's leadership. >> the white house sent john kerry to meet the media this morning. he said russia might be kicked out of the g-8 alliance, we're going to try and isolate russia. lindsay graham on cnn was very critical of president obama. i just wonder, given that there are to be really honest about it limited military options for the u.s., just as when russia went into georgia during the bush presidency, whether it's just too easy for the pundits to say, well, let's grade president obama on how he's doing. >> yeah. i think we're in the stage now where everybody is sitting back and watching what the president is doing so they know how to criticize him. do they criticize him for
talking too tough or not talking tough enough? do they criticize him for not taking action or taking action to distract from obamacare? there's going to be -- or from benghazi or whatever it is. there's going to be criticism even though we all pretty much accept that there's not a whole lot that the united states can do here. >> certainly, there will be critics that -- >> i'm not saying there shouldn't be criticism, but i think that criticism should be -- like with what does the other side want to do? >> but that's not the only option on the table. that's not the only options that conservatives are talking about. they're talking about economic sanction owes russia, on russian elite, giving -- >> only conservatives are talking about that? >> and the washington post and the "new york times" and other places. so it's a false choice to say send in the military or do nothing. and i think the press is doing a good job of fleshing out what some of those other issues are. >> i think this case is going to be a textbook place because a lot of the battle is being fought on social media. euro maiden is putting out some
very graphic pictures here. >> take a second to explain what that is. >> euro maiden is the term for the war that's happening or the war that's about to happen. >> right. but these people are ukrainians who support the interim government or are happy that the previous president was toppled. >> that's true. >> and, of course, want russia to stay out. >> and they're saying beaten activist, force to yield and they're getting beaten between. you're seeing some people who show the mascots on the tank. and you're seeing it played out and you're also seeing the russian administration using it to say what they're doing and why they're doing it. and it's very much like arab springs. >> the more journalists need to go into this war zone so we have a better picture of -- >> sure, because that's providing you raw material, but you don't know necessarily what is real and what's not and what it says. you need to get more people in there. i'm not saying i'm raising my hand, but this is the type of job people need to do.
>> dana millbank, amy holmes, thanks very much for joining us. up next on media buzz, piers morgan is losing his show on cnn. is his gun crusade to blame? and later, alec baldwin lashing out at his old network, msnbc.@w@wowowpg÷÷owúç÷gçngg
piers morgan was always odd on cnn, a celebrity interviewer who became a gun control crusader, sometimes treating his guests as morons. >> you are talking -- >> at the point of the crime and not wait for -- >> i honestly don't understand why you would rather have people be victims of a crime than be able to defend themselves. it's incomprehensible. >> you're an unbelievably stupid man, aren't you? >> and this week piers's show got the ax. joining us now from new york
marissa guthrie and joe concha. let's try not to have an unbelievably stupid conversation. piers morgan telling the "new york times" that a big part of the reason his show was canceled by cnn was because of his crusade on the issue of gun control. is that true? >> no, i don't think his problems started when he started banging on, as he would say, about gun control. i think for piers the show was all about him and not his guests. you have to sort of make that subtle distinction where the show is actually about what the guest is saying. and it was all about piers, it was about his enthusiasm, his opinions, his british accent, and i think ultimately viewers just didn't cop to that. >> certainly it didn't help that this was a british guy lecturing americans about their loss. >> absolutely. we had a british guy, as you said, pontificating about american culture, politics and gun control. by his own admission in his exit
interview, so to speak, he said you know what? i probably alienated many potential view erts, but i think jeff zucker looked at the lineup and said my clean up hitter is batting under .200 and he's triking out a lot. numbers led to this decision that it was time to let piers go. he was getting beaten by this network and rachel maddow, as well. >> let's not lose sight of the undisputed fact that the ratings were not doing well and were sinking. but marissa, coming back to the question of personality, when you're on the air in prime time every night, your on personality is why people tune in or click away. his on-air persona, not exactly warm and cuddly. >> no. and i think that he was thinking that, you happen, everybody on cnn has become more opinionated. i think that that is something that jeff is promoting. but i think that with piers -- >> jeff zucker.
>> jeff zucker, the president of cnn now. but with piers, it was too much. the cnn audience is difference than the fox audience and is different than the msnbc audience. i think people would watch cnn tend to be more on the liberal side. they probably agreed with his stance on gun control, but didn't like how he was stating his message. >> stick with that point for a minute. do you think it was a good or a questionable thing for cnn's brand if, as you say, other cnn hosts and anchors are becoming more opinionated and leaner mog left, is that your opinion? >> i think piers is a little more left than right. i think the gun control issue is supported by democrats and not necessarily by republicans. so i think that by, you know, taking that stance, he wasn't necessarily -- the stance wasn't necessarily alienating the viewers. it's how he was going about it,
calling the guests stupid. i think the town hall he did was really interesting. but i think that ultimately, the show was too much about him. larry king was like a piece of furniture. but piers made the show about him. and i think that when you do that, people really have to like you or they're going to really dislike you. >> i've heard kinder descriptions of larry. he was a good interviewer. >> he was a good interviewer. that's the point. >> i know. what about this notion, i mean, certainly, don lemon of cnn increasingly giving voice about what seemed to be liberal opinions. the whole idea of cnn becoming more opinionates. >> cable news is becoming more opinionated. cnn was on the low end of a survey done last year, 4r5%, but they seem to be going 340r and more in that direction. more people are getting the news from their phone. people want perspective. i think jeff zucker sees that and they want to give perspective on what's going on.
>> briefly, joe, what was the show? piers morgan started out as a celebrity interviewer, they know but it never seemed to have quite an identity, did it? >> no. and that's a big key, howie. you have to have a specific brand as to what your show is. larry king had that. tv news did a poll, who would you like to say replace piers morgan? 86% of respondents said bring larry king back. will that happen? absolutely not, but boy, that was an astounding number. >> i think larry is still available. i'll cover that story. let me get a break. next, the strange debut of msnbc's young celebrity host, ronan ferrell. and they know later, a site knows whether you're a republican or a democrat. really? i ys say be thman with the plan
incredibly -- action. > ranon farrow debuted this week on msnbc. >> welcome to ronan farrow daily. i'm ronan farrow daily. i'm new to this. which camera do i look at? who knows. but we'll figure it out together. >> what did you make of his debut? >> wow, he was nervous. and he seems even younger on tv than in person. i think his lack of tv experience is very apparent and i think that he would have been served better to have a little more time to get used to the cameras, get used to the teleprompters, get used to just the environment of television. and i think it will -- he'll settle down -- i think he settled down a little bit by friday. >> but he's 25 and has blue eyes. what more kooupt? >> exactly. >> and by the way, joe, he had no previous journalistic
experience. after three days on the air, he won a coveted cronkite award. >> it must be the nobel people giving out that award. i feel sorry for ronan farrow. "new york times," entertainment weekly, but from msnbc president phil griffin who said i met this kid for 20 minutes and i knew he had it and he should have his own perform. he had the lowest rated show on all of msnbc on monday and thol those ratings dropped throughout the week. what i would have done is put him on a show like the cycle, an opinion show, not as much heavy lifting for a co-host and give him his training wheels until you give him his own show for one hour which he's not done any broadcasting, local, community access or especially national. >> it's tough to be thrown into that chair. finally, msnbc let alec baldwin go a while back. he has cover story in "new york
magazine." he says phil griffin the president doesn't care about content. he used a more pungent phrase. he went after rachel maddow saying she's a phony off camera. what do you make of this rant? >> it's quintessential alec baldwin. when i interviewed him last year, he insisted we conduct the interview walking around times square. there's a part of alec that likes the tussle and likes the interaction. he just doesn't like it when it gets to a certain point. i think he has a hand in this paparazzi court that they've courted. they're going to stick the camera in his favorite, they're going to get that video and it's going to be bought by tmz. i think he said these kinds of things before. when i did that interview with him, he said it was going to be his last interview. so i do not believe he's going to sequester himself in l.a. >> we'll see if he actually leaves new york, drops out of public life or if this is a
phase. all right. maria, joe, thanks so much for stopping by this sunday. >> thank you, howie. in our press picks, the new york post has been waging what can only be called a inventory data against kerry kennedy. she side swiped a trailer and continued to drive after supposedly taking am by-en. look at the hld in the new york post, zombie kennedy. here is another one. pity me, i'm an or fan. she was attacked for testifying her taer, bobby kennedy, was assassinated when she was 8. some are nauseated by the glittering array of kennedys at the trial and calling kerry kennedy a slacker and a professional human rights activist with conclusions of gran did he ur.
kerr re-kennedy made a huge mistake, but she was found not guilty on friday despite this media trashing. reaction to the chaos in ukraine when we return. @w@wowowg
the reaction to russian troops invading ukraine, so far, at least, is not unlike how washington copies with most problems, plenty of talk. joining us now is jackie
kucinich. so based on your experience, do you think that him reporters will run to republicans who will then trash the obama administration? we have john mccain and lindsay graham, lindsay graham saying this morning we have a weak president inviting aggression. >> lindsay graham can always be counted on for a quote against the president, usually. but there are some flashes of bipartisanship when it comes to foreign policy on. you had adam kinsinger. he is a house republican from illinois. he said that house republicans are going to line up behind the president on this issue. and what he intends to do. so, again, foreign policy was one of these issues that there are the fault lines are a little bit more -- are a little bit different. >> there's a little bit more room for cooperation than there is, let's say, on health care. right. >> so on the domestic front, you
the president obama and john boehner having an hour-long meeting. first time in a year that they have gotten together. in the end, got a big build up. was this news worthy? >> waits nuit was news worthy b you have the speaker of the house and the president meeting and that is news worthy. the things that they discussed are news worthy. however, the bottom line, they didn't discuss much substantively. i think that was a reflection. when you spoke to members of congress, they knew this wasn't going to be the most substantive meeting. they weren't going to hash out all the crises that the congress has had with the presidency in a half hour. i think there was build up. but in reporting, about the actual meeting -- >> despite all reported in the press about how both sides would find common ground on am gragz reform, congress has entered a
pathetic face of inaction according to a headline. inaction, is not that exciting. >> inacademy isn't that exciting. but it does open up other pathways. i think when gridlock happens in congress, there is an incentive to start covering some other things, to start looking at why there's gridlock and explaining why this has happened. for example, the midterm elections. that's why immigration isn't going to go through this year. a lot of lawmakers don't want their -- leaders don't want their lawmakers voting on this. being able to explain that. being able to explain the relationships between lawmakers. some of these leadership battles that are being set up. so i think that's how you cope with that and that's how you expand past, okay, immigration reform has failed. well, why? >> well, when the house ways and means chairman dave camp introducing a sweeping tax reform bill that he's worked on for a year and his own speaker says, blah, blah, blah, clearly he's not going to come to the floor. but again, washington paralyzed? >> absolutely, the fact that dave camp introduced this,
introduced this bill and -- >> what's the second day story? what's the third day story? >> tax reform is different than immigration. immigration is something conceptually that you're either for or against it. tax reform, it's harder to discuss for five, six, seven days. in the more mainstream publications. and i think as far as what dave camp introduced, you're going to see pieces of it continuing to be discussed. >> okay. >> but, yeah, it's not as exciting as immigration reform. in a lot of ways. >> is it the role of reporters, not xhen tate eors to assign bl? blame president obama for the fact that nothing is getting done and -- >> you're saying should reporters be assigning blame? >> yeah. >> but there's blame to go around. i think the voters are the ultimate arbitrators of that debate. >> right. and it is our job to give them the information so they can make those judgments.
>> absolutely. midterms are increasingly going to become the story. >> very true. >> jackie kucinich, thank you very much for stopping by. coming, whether you listen to hip hop or country music, pandora thinks
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convinces you are a republican and this will show up in the ads you see. >> this is just creepy. i want a break from politics, don't want to be bombarded by a bunch of political ads. >> you'll be bombarded by the ads anyway. >> there's no escape? >> there's no escape. the information that advertisers have about us is daunting. there's a lot of this happening, especially with spot i fill and pandora. they're all fighting for the same piece of the pie. basically with pandora you tell what songs you like and it picks a playlist. >> you create a channel and it suggests other kinds of music. that's one of the things i leek about it, but this business is it tracks what zip codes you're in, and then it's like, well you like the modern jazz quartet or herbie hancock, you must be a democrat? i don't think that's accurate. >> they're matching election results with your musical preferences, so you would think, already, bruce springsteen, who would you thing would like bruce
springsteen? >> i cheated and i looked -- >> the "wall street journal" had a great piece. they had a quit. you know it's both democrats and republicans. j jay-z. i thought because both like hip-hop. >> i'm immune, because i'm a classic rocker, and apparently you can't classify that. but i know pandora, you know, like other web sites like facebook, needs to generate revenue. this is a way to generate revenue, but it feels really bru intrusive. >> it does. for example, advertisers know who you vote, credit card -- there's a great piece on fox tech that talks about how you can get advertisers not to know so much about you if you go to about the, you can change your birthday on facebook, you can do a bunch of other things. i like to know what you do on
twitter. im. >> i'm still feeling like this strikes a sour note, but you're saying we've all surrendered. we don't delete the cookies, we give advertisers all this information. >> and there are ways around it. as i said, this fox tech piece is great, there are ways around it. but the problem with pandora is there are so many ads now, and to have them tailored to what they think you are, you're right, it is creepy, introducesive, and i kind of think it's wrong. >> i'm going to get out my record player. >> with your 78s? >> and i'm going to play albums. still to come an unusual legal settlement about bad reporting, and the tv correspondent who was being -- for a bit too athletic. buzzworthy is up next. $$ e>">">"
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in its power to spin and protect her. she's in good hands, but then it's said -- why should national media indulge in mindless discussion about a nonissue from 20 years ago. >> he thinks the liberal media, that she has them in her pocket? is that what you you this? >> no, she's getting a lot of good press, because she's not actually a candidate. well, she's sort of kind of running. this media fail. after the sad death of fill, the enquire irwas quoted as saying they had been lovers, and he had -- only problem is katz has never spoken to the enquirer, ever. >> i was stunned. i don't feel like i'm naive, but i always knew they made stuff up, but i never knew they made up even have an interview with someone they never had and the degree with how everyone picks it up. >> katz sued, and the tabloid
qualified, as part of a subtlement, katz has formed a playwriting foundation. finally the nub affiliate in provident fire reporter julie trimle after the skin of showing a little personality. that is what she did during a live report about the network show "america's got talent". >> i go to thinks i had a chance to immediate a huge l.a. producer today and i had absolutely no skills to show them. i do do gymnastic, so i thought the producers, how about a news report. while she's watching on her hands. >> seriously? fired for being flashy? she said she's shocked and is fighting the dismissal. >> she also had to do something, which i think the bear loose in the woods and she had to so what you're supposed to do
when a bear is coming to attack you. she raised her hands. i've actually had those situations. don't you think, howie, this is what makes television? you have meat and potatoes, you have some dessert, right? and what's wrong with this? >> ever do a handstand? >> never a handstand on air. tell me what you think. >> i thought it was great. it added personality to it. i cannot believe she lost her job. somebody is going to give this woman a job. that's it for this edition of "media buzz." go to our facebook page. give us a like, check out our new homepage as well. >> it is monday march 3rd. tension rises as they control
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